Welcome to 2018! If you’re one of those determined to get healthy this year, I applaud you. That’s the first step to being healthy. What’s next? The gym is often packed come January, full of people trying to get more active. February comes around and we don’t see them anymore. What can you do differently to help keep on track? Here’s a few ideas to make your health goals more achievable.
The biggest mistake people make is taking on too much at once. You can’t get healthy in a month. The same effort you put into being unhealthy is usually what it takes to get healthy. Let’s be honest, that probably takes years. If that is your particular situation the good news is you can change that. The better news is that you don’t have to do it all at one time. The most important goal is the one that matters to you. Big or small, a goal is a goal. It takes consistent effort and dedication in order to achieve it.
Short term goal setting is realistic for most people. Three months from now, where do you see yourself? Is your goal to climb the stairs at work without getting winded? Do you want to play in the park with your kids without getting tired? Three months is usually the amount of time it takes to notice a difference. Three times a week, for one hour, over the course of three months. That’s three hours a week. When you think about it, three hours a week really isn’t that much. It’s pretty achievable for most people.
Let’s start with realistic achievements and be consistent. This leads to success. Whether it’s the gym or not, the key is not where you are active. The key is that you are active.
If you’re wondering if you can do it too the answer is yes! It’s never too late to start.
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